Jonathan Lee

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Switzerland – September 2018 (Mega Bernina Gala)

As soon as the Blonay Chamby Railway’s Mega Bernina Gala was announced, I made sure I had time to do at least one of the weekends in September that it was operating over. As it happened the only weekend I could do was the last weekend of the event.   Flights Booked through Easyjet EZS8466 Read the Rest…

India February 2018 – Palia Kalan MG

Having managed to secure one of the last ever Indrail Passes sold, and quite possibly the last ever, I had no choice but to make do with a 60-day Sleeper Class one; and decided to make use of it with a last-minute trip ahead of my long-planned 3-week trip in March. Two things swung it Read the Rest…

India November 2017 – Khajuraho, Bihar & Assam

This trip would end up being a trip with a difference, and it would take away some of the luxuries we’d been used to while travelling around India’s rail network for the previous 13 years! SD Enterprises Ltd, the agent in London we’d used from day one for Indrail Passes, had only been able to Read the Rest…

Georgia October 2017 – A Trip to Kutaisi

Having been to Georgia earlier in the Summer, when a Wizz Air e-mail dropped into my inbox advertising their new flights direct from London Luton to Kutaisi, and that they were being released at a promotional rate, I booked almost straight away. I’d been looking for somewhere to go during the October half term and Read the Rest…

Albania, Montenegro & Serbia October 2017 (A brief 3-day jaunt)

When PTG advertised their Montenegro Python tour, with ZCG Cargo 644’s, against my better judgement I took the plunge and booked on a GM tour. It would have been a nice sociable weekend, randomly with Alco bashers moonlighting. The method behind my madness was as this gave an opportunity to do Albania and then head Read the Rest…

Spain July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II)

Thursday 27th July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II & El Escorial)   Not an early start and after a decent breakfast we were Principe Pio bound, via Chamartin. While Renfe’s long-distance trains are reservation only, and pick-up or set-down only in Madrid, there was no hassle doing 226 0800 Chamartin – Almeria, with Read the Rest…

USA (Metrolink BNSF Diesel Gala) – October 2016

I almost didn’t take part in the Metrolink Diesel Gala of 2016 but a last-minute change of plan to an Eastern Europe trip had me hightailing across the planet from Warsaw to LA to mop up what would essentially be the dregs of the BNSF GE workings on Metrolink. 2 weeks before I would arrive Read the Rest…